On January 27, 1982 I opened my own law practice after several years working for a large Fort Worth firm.
It’s hard to believe it’s been that long but the time as flown as I’ve devoted myself fighting for the rights of injured people, especially those who have been hurt in collisions with tractor trailers or intoxicated drivers.
My firm has occupied the same office in the River Plaza Tower on University Drive. Here’s a photo showing the beautiful view overlooking the Trinity River, Fort Worth Zoo, and downtown that I never get tired of. Good thing since the office has become my second home!
I decided to specialize in personal injury law knowing that it would be difficult and require a lot of work. I became board certified in personal injury trial law 23 years ago. I had practiced other areas of law but enjoyed taking on big insurance companies. I relished solving the myriad legal, medical, insurance, and financial problems that are caused by being in an automobile or truck collision.
In the last 35 years, I’ve represented thousands of victims, including several in high profile lawsuits like the Affluenza Teen case. I’ve devoted myself to every client, whether catastrophically injured or one suffering from a cervical or lumbar spine sprain, Each client is important and gets the same professional attention.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the most important people (after my loving wife) in the development of my law firm: my clients. It has been a true honor and privilege representing you and I’m humbled by your generous reviews.
I’ve done my best to offer my clients the best legal service possible. I’ve devoted 100 percent of my time improving my skills, training my staff, and learning the latest legal and technological techniques. For example, I’m going to a personal injury seminar this afternoon at the Tarrant County Bar Association.
I’ve also dedicated myself to community service to try to make this a better area for our citizens and especially our children. An announcement about a special charitable contribution the firm is making in honor of its anniversary is upcoming.
I’ve lived by a strong set of core values learned early from my parents, Sunday School, and as a Boy Scout, where I’m proud to have attained the highest rank of Eagle.
Finally, I’ve adopted an intense exercise and diet program to make sure that I was in top shape to take on often grueling trials and depositions. I’m proud to have accomplished by goal of running a marathon in all 50 states in my 50’s, most qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
My legal team and I look forward to helping thousands more clients achieve justice and continuing to build a stronger community through service and philanthropy.
Here’s to 15 more years to get to my firm’s 50th anniversary. Hey, I’ll only be 77 and with God’s grace and good luck, can still be practicing law.